Detectent Appoints Chief Scientist to Further Advance its RevEnhance Product Suite

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Dr. Jack Mott will apply proven techniques and create new methods to enhance Detectent’s anomaly detection engine used to detect cases of theft and improper metering at electric, gas and water utilities.

Detectent, Inc. announced today that Dr. Jack Mott, a leader in developing advanced computational techniques, has been appointed Chief Scientist. In his new role, Dr. Mott will apply proven techniques and create new methods to enhance Detectent’s anomaly detection engine, which is used to detect cases of theft and improper metering at electric, gas and water utilities. Mott most recently assisted the research efforts of SmartSignal, a company with technology based on several of his patents that provides early warning of catastrophic failures in commercial aircraft and electric generating stations around the world.

Throughout the last twenty years of his career, Dr. Mott led the development of advanced, computer-based process monitoring and anomaly detection techniques for large, complex systems. This work was conducted with companies such as General Electric, Los Alamos Technical Associates, Saratoga Engineering Consultants, EI International, Advanced Modeling Techniques, Triant Technologies, Advanced Profiling and SmartSignal.

Dr. Mott was responsible for creating the System State Analyzer methodology developed from 1986 to 1988 and patented in 1990¹. Mott was part of a team of inventors responsible for the Multivariate State Estimation Technique, an industrial process surveillance system patented in 1998². In addition, Mott was the sole inventor for a new method for uncertainty determination patented in 2006³.

"Jack’s impact in his previous ventures is quite impressive,” said Michael Madrazo, President, Detectent. "He has been instrumental in pioneering some of the most important developments in advanced, computer-based process monitoring and anomaly detection techniques. His expertise in developing new methods and applications will be instrumental as we move our theft detection solution to the next level. We look forward to Jack being a part of the Detectent team.”

Mott received his undergraduate education at Purdue University, his MS from the University of Chicago, his PhD from Northwestern University, and was an Associate Professor of Physics at Indiana University before embarking on a business-oriented career.

About Detectent, Inc.

Escondido, CA-based Detectent, Inc. assists utilities in proactively discovering cases of theft of service. Its experienced team of analysts utilizes state-of-the-art technology to perform a detailed analysis of a utility’s account base. Detectent customers include Consolidated Edison, NSTAR Electric, and We Energies. For more information, visit http://www.detectent.com.

¹ Patent owned by SmartSignal.

² Patent owned by the University of Chicago and licensed by SmartSignal.

³ Patent owned by Triant.

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